Chicago welcomes you!
Chicago is ready to host you in 2023. Join us at the fabulous, newly renovated Westin Chicago Lombard from June 28-July 2, 2023 for a uniquely Chicago experience FOR ALL AGES. With over 450 rooms and the entire hotel booked exclusively for our use, this is a convention you won't want to miss!
Your adult registration with banquet is all about VALUE and includes:
- Access to our Streets of Ramallah having a replica Manara square with a daily afternoon pre-party with live Arabic entertainment;
- Experience our 'street vendors' for tasty Palestinian treats all overlooking a Grand Patio with our Starbuzz Hello Hookah tent (open until 6am);
- For the first time, access to a convention specific mobile app with social wall;
- Access to age-appropriate pop-up events;
- A generous welcome bag with much needed convention goodies and treats;
- Access to an evening Hafla with a different Arabic star entertainer performing live every night;
- A Welcome Dinner with an all-you-can-eat Middle Eastern buffet;
- A plated dinner for our final AFRP Grand Banquet;
- Access to all live cultural shows, a political symposium and daily onsite games;
- Ability to upgrade your experience with our extensive ala carte events purpose built for all ages;
- Ability to purchase kids registration (12 and under) without banquet; and
- Access to all convention shared services including baby sitting, hair and make-up, kids magic show and bus service to local attractions.
Events will have wristband/access control and all hotel guests must also be registered convention guests.
Mohammad Assaf Concert!
Join us for our Stars Night
Four nights, four singers - including the incredible Mohammed Assaf!
More Convention Highlights
Check out some of the events we have planned! Interested in the full agenda? Check it out here.
Choose Your Own Adventure Navy Pier Outing (all ages)
Thursday, June 29, 2023 | 10am - 4pm
Choose your own adventure day: Chicago beach front, riverwalk, architectural tour, bike rentals, carnival rides, beer gardens or more!
Your ticket includes round-trip coach limousine service to Navy Pier.
Mediterranean Lunch Cruise & Navy Pier
Mediterranean Lunch Cruise, Chicago Style Navy Pier Buffet Lunch Cruise with Live Band (all ages)
Thursday, June 29, 2023 | 10am - 4pm
Sponsored by Barba Yianni - Spirit of Chicago is the right way to see the city! Eat, drink, dance, and take in the incredible skyline on this lunch cruise. The ship includes a rooftop lounge, 3 climate-controlled interior decks, live band, dance floor, and full service bars.
Your ticket includes round-trip coach limousine service to Navy Pier and 3-hr Spirit of Chicago Ticket (includes lunch and live Arabic band (Noor Kurdi); cash bar is available).
Women's Midday Soiree
Ladies Midday Soiree Event
Friday, June 30, 2023 | 11am - 2pm
Included is shuttle transportation to the Chicago Highlands Country Club, lunch, drinks, and dancing. Plus unique on-site boutique shopping experience and raffles.
Day at the Park
Day at the Park (Ty Warner)
Friday, June 30, 2023 | 11am - 4pm
We're packing this day with all kinds of fun activities, from baseball to sand volleyball, an available splash park, or even just a playground. The park is 36 acres and has concession stands, tennis courts, disc golf, walking paths, fishing and zip lines for 5-12yr olds.
Your ticket includes transportation to the park plus lunch. Registered kids 12 and under are free.
La Barra Darty
Darty - 18+ Party at La Barra Pizza Party on The Patio
Friday, June 30, 2023 | 2pm - 5pm
It's a day party! Join us for some classic chi-town pizza! This event is for 18+ and includes pizza, salad, appetizers, and DJ. Cash bar is available
Streets of Ramallah
For the first time ever, Streets of Ramallah, will be right here for you to enjoy. It's going to be spectacular!
Streets of Ramallah will be a space dedicated to gathering everyone by our very own manarah. Yes, it'll look just like the one in Ramallah! This space is being specially designed to replicate a traditional Ramallah experience. You'll have traditional Palestinian food options, plenty of tables and chairs, lounge furniture, plus right outside this room will be the extra large patio for hookah - this will also be the space for live entertainment (please see the full agenda for more details).
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